How Does She Do It: Modern Mama’s Own Lee-Anne Ekland


We are so excited about our newest feature How Does She Do It! Every few months we’ll interview and feature a ‘Celebrity Mom’! In between we’ll feature ALL moms (You! Please apply here!)

Now that you’ve seen how celebrity moms Robyn Hardy and Lorraine Pond from Bobs and Lolo do it, we are thrilled to introduce you another one of our non-celebrity, but pretty famous to us mamas as she is part of our fabulous Modern Mama team!

How Does She Do It

Lee-Anne Ekland – Content Manager  & Modern Mama Vancouver West Community Director

Are you an Urban or Suburban Mama, where do you live?

I live in the Olympic Village, right across False Creek from the downtown core.

Tell us about your children (how many, how old?)

I have one child who just turned four years old in August! He’s a rambunctious, loving, spirited, and gentle creature.


Tell us about your typical weekday

Depending on the day I’m either getting our son off to daycare in the morning so I can work my three part time jobs, or the two of us are out on one adventure or another, soaking up the sun and the great vibe of the neighbourhood.

Do you have help?

My partner is, shall we say, a little bit fanatical when it comes to keeping our apartment clean. I love this about him because these days I pay less attention to the dust bunnies and more attention to writing and playing with my son.


Who cooks dinner?

I do. If I didn’t we’d eat fish sticks and frozen vegetables. Well maybe not every night.

 How often do you buy something for just you?

It used to be that when I’d go gift shopping I’d always buy something for myself too. Nowadays, it’s few and far between unless you include my daily chocolate habit.

Do you exercise regularly and if so, what and how do you fit it in?

I stop and start my exercise programs a lot. But these days I am making an effort to get into the habit of exercising every day. I don’t promise myself a lot, I just make sure that I do something everyday. It may only be 15 minutes, (or less some days) but the habit of committing to that is enough right now.  I love yoga and these days am enjoying riding my bike.

What clothing lines/stores do you like to buy for your child(ren)?

I don’t spend a lot of money on clothes for our son. I like to shop at H&M or Old Navy, but mostly I stock up at consignment shops once a season.

Complete the following:

I’m totally obsessed with… 

doodling and drawing mandalas. I love how calming it is.

Three things in my purse right now … 

a block charger for my phone, coconut flavoured lip balm and my sunglasses.

My favorite drugstore buy is… 

anything from the candy aisle.

My guilty pleasure is… a cold cider or beer on a hot day. And chocolate at night!

Thank you!


 PSST! Apply here to be featured in our How Does She Do It!

Thank you to Lauren at Astrid Miller Photography for these fabulous photos!

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